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Access to articles appearing in UN periodicals and documetns from six main UN bodies, such as bilateral and multilateral treaties, Masthead documents, Official Records, sales publications, limited and restricted documents, and documents emanating from sessional and standing committees, functional commissions, conferences and regional bodies are the basis of the Index.

Africa-Wide Information
Coverage of all facets of African studies, with over 3.5 million citations and abstracts dating back to the 16th century. Includes content from South African Studies, African Studies, and African HealthLine, which focuses on all aspects of health relating to Africa and other developing nations.

Full text database of selected newspapers, magazines, journals of the alternative and independent press.

American FactFinder
AmericanFactFinder (AFF) is an online source for population, housing, economic and geographic data that presents the results from four key data programs: Decennial Census of Housing and Population - 1990 and 2000, Economic Census 1997 and 2002, American Community Survey - 1996-present, Population Estimates Program - July 1, 2003-present

Associations Unlimited
Database covering over 456,000 organizations worldwide. Also includes U.S. regional, state and local associations. Entries provide directory (e.g., phone, address, web address, etc.) as well as descriptive (e.g., organization profile, conference schedule, etc.) information. Updates: 5 times a year.

Annual Reviews
Reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field and help them keep up to date in their area of research.

Anthropology Online
Provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior. Includes interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more, and brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies.

Provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Coverage begins the late 19th century.

Access to current issues of American Anthropological Association's journals and bulletins as well as archived issues of all the AAA's journals, newsletters, and bulletins.

Armed Conflict Database
Covers international and internal conflicts, as well as terrorism. Includes information on refugees and returnees, internally displaced persons, weapons used and their flows, fatalities, costs, historical backgrounds, and timelines.

ATLA Religion Database
Access to  journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Coverage begins in 1949 with some earlier indexing.


Online database providing current and historical financial quotes, business newswires, and descriptive information, research and statistics on over 52,000 companies worldwide. Printing and downloading are available. For search help see our Bloomberg Help Guide. There are Bloomberg terminals available in Lehman Library and in the Business and Economics Library.

Book Review Index Plus
Access to book reviews from approximately 600 scholarly and popular English-language jounals.

Business Source Complete
Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, econometrics and economics. Contains full text of the Harvard Business Review, California Management Review and other important journals. BSP also includes country reports from EIU and Global Insight as well as company reports from Datamonitor.


Provides comprehensive collection of publications in the French language available online in full text in the disciplines of economics, law, history and geography, literature and linguistics, psychology, education, political science, sociology, and sport.

China Academic Journals
Access to Chinese academic periodicals in social science, economics/politics/law, literature/history/philosophy, and education.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
A wide range of scholarship that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.

Congressional Publications
Access to the United States Congress bills, laws, legislative histories, committee prints, House and Senate documents and reports, the Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Register, from 1789 to the present. Includes also full text of Congressional Research Service reports, 1916-present.

Contemporary women's issues
Access to book reviews, research reports, and fact sheets, in addition to journals and magazines about women in over 190 countries.

Encyclopedic background articles, maps, selective up-to-date news, statistical data, financial data, and analysis covering 191 countries of the world. Organized for quick reference by region and country, and with full-text indexing for keyword searching. Service includes CountryReviews, Country NewsWire, wire service newsfeeds, Country Forums, currency converters, and other quick-reference resources for each country.

CQ Almanac
Access to over sixty years of congressional reporting. Arranged thematically, it organizes and cross-indexes for reference the full year in Congress and in national politics.

News and analysis service. Tracks legislation before Congress and alerts users to late-breaking news and updated Hill schedules, status of bills and bill summaries, committee coverage with votes and markups, transcripts of select oral testimony and all written submitted testimony, votes analysis, member biographies, daily news wrap-up, nonpartisan articles on policy topics, status of bills, comparisons of competing versions of bills, and coverage of appropriations.

CQ Homland Security
Provides daily news, legislation, bills and analyses on the latest homeland security spending and policy issues.

CQ Politics in America
Profiles members of Congress plus the delegates and offers concise and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. Also includes detailed state and district  information, data on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member facts.

CQ Political Reference
Reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.

CQ Voting and Elections Collection
Integrates data, authoritative analyses, concise explanations, and historical material to provide a research and reference tool on voting and elections in America. From the American voter, to major and minor political parties, to actual races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships, the collection provides context-driven intelligence on the state of elections in America. Chronological coverage varies by office. Presidential coverage begins 1789.


Large database of statistical time series covering stocks, bonds, commodities and economic data for numerous countries, along with company profiles. Coverage varies by dataset. DataSream is available in Lehman Library and in the Business Library.

Declassified Documents Reference System
The database ranges from the years immediately following World War II, when declassified documents were first made widely available, through the 1970s. Nearly every major foreign and domestic event of these years is covered.

Digital National Security Archive
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. Includes more than 63,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions

Direction of Trade Statistics [IMF]
Provides figures on the value of merchandise exports and imports by trade partners as well as area and world aggregates showing trade flows between major areas of the world. Access to monthly, quarterly and annual trade data from 1948 to 1999 for about 180 countries and geographic areas.

Dissertations & Theses Provides subject, title, and author access to almost all American dissertations accepted at an accredited institution since 1861. Masters theses have been selectively indexed since 1962.


EastView Universal Databases
Provides full text information from Russia and the former Soviet Union. Resources include newspapers, newswires, popular and scholarly periodicals, and government documents

Comprehensive, indexed bibliography of worldwide literature on economics from over 300 major economics journals, books, and collected volumes. Coverage: 1969-present ; Updates: Quarterly

eHRAF Archaeology
A collection of full-text information (e.g. books, journal articles, and dissertations) on archaeological traditions from around the world.

eHRAF World Cultures
A collection of full-text primary source materials on ca. 400 different cultural, ethnic, religious and national groups in the following regions of the world: Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Eurasia and South America.

Economist Intelligence Unit (also known as EIU.com)
Includes Country Reports, Country Monitor, Country Forecast, and Country Commerce as well regional newsletters, and a time series database providing information and data on over 190 countries. Information is presented as analysis, briefings, commentary, or forecasts.

Environment Abstracts
Access to journal articles, conference papers, federal and state codes, federal agency regulations, federal and state case law and agency decisions, and locate federal and state waste site data and hazardous materials information.

Environment Complete
Coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

The Educational Resources Information Center database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and books.

Europa World
Access to to economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250+ countries and global regions. Contact information for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and officials, including 1,900 international organizations.

Exit Polls
Trends in election day exit polls from their beginning in 1972 to the present, showing changes in the American electorate and its voting patterns


Full-text database providing timely and detailed facts, figures and analyses of companies, industries and financial markets. Includes industry and trade publications, news sources, and company and market data. Coverage varies by source.

FBIS - Foreign Broadcast Information Service
Offers views and perspectives on historical events from thousands of monitored broadcasts and publications.

FIRST - Facts on International Relations and Security Trends
Contains information from research institutes around the world. It covers armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and conventional weapons holding, nuclear weapons, and other reference data.

Foundation Directory
Foundation Directory provides descriptions of grant makers, including private grant-making foundations, community foundations, operating foundations, and corporate grant makers.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Comprehensive directory of grantmakers to individuals.


Gender Studies Database
Access to journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations on women's and men's studies.

Access to  scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, NGO and special reports. Coverage extends from 1970 to the present, with most material published since 1990.

Government Finance Statistics [IMF]
Provides detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expense, transactions in assets and liabilities, and stocks of assets and liabilities of general government and its subsectors as reported by member countries.

Access to spending information for individual state and local governments across the U.S


Contains the full text of numerous legal journals, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Foreign Relations of the U.S., Presidential Executive Orders, Congressional Record, U.S. Statutes at Large, and other documents from the executive, congressional and judicial branches of the U.S. government.

Hispanic American Periodical Index
Contains citations to articles and book reviews in scholarly journals published in Latin America and the Caribbean, or those dealing with topics relating to Latin America, the Caribbean and Hispanic Americans.

Historical Abstracts
Access to citations and abstracts for publications related to world history, from 1450 to the present.


IMF eLibrary
The IMF eLibrary offers direct access to IMF's periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. The topics covered include macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, and poverty reduction.

Access to statistics on health, higher education, agricultural and industrial production information, economic statistics, and tourism-related data in India. The database also contains information about bank and financial institutions, companies, co-operatives, crime and law, population, foreign trade, labour and workforce, housing, media, power, transport, urban-rural settlements and economy in India, and more.

Infoshare Online
Database of statistics about New York City from 1980 to the present. Consists of official statistical data from U.S., New York State, and New York City agencies. Includes population statistics, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, birth and death data, hospitalizations, and more.

International Bibliography of Book Reviews
Access to citations for book reviews published in scholarly journals (primarily social sciences & the humanities), including many European journals.

International Bibliography of Social Sciences
Contains core social sciences and related materials from over 100 countries in more than 90 languages (including over 2600 journals and books, book reviews, and book chapters).

International Political Science Abstracts
Access to articles in the field of political science (including the sub-fields of public administration, political theory and international relations) published in journals (and yearbooks) all over the world.

iPoll Databank @ the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
A comprehensive source for U.S. nationwide public opinion that indexes and reports at question-level, 1935 to present.

ISI Emerging Markets
Full-text news, financial and economic information on emerging market countries.


Provides news and analysis on global issues relating to security and defense issues. The content is updated daily. Image rich and contain an archive of content back to the late 1980s.

Full-text articles from more than 600 scholarly journals in several disciplines.


Leadership Library on the Internet
Includes 14 Leadership Directories yellow books: Congressional yellow book, Federal yellow book, State yellow book, Corporate yellow book, and News media yellow book; and nine are published semiannually: Municipal yellow book, Federal regional yellow book, Judicial yellow book, Financial yellow book, Associations yellow book, Law firms yellow book, Government affairs yellow book, Foreign representatives in the U.S. yellow book, and Nonprofit sector yellow book. Updated daily.

Left Index
Access to diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social & cultural theory, environment, and race & ethnicity engaged scholarship both inside and outside academia.

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text database of over 6000 sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, SEC filings and international company reports, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.

Full-text database of over 6000 sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, SEC filings and international company reports, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.


Offers a daily email newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing via the print, radio and television media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.

Migration information source
Provides authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends. The Source offers useful tools, vital data, and essential facts on the movement of people worldwide


National Journal
A collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy, including the National Journal, The Hotline, Congress Daily, Technology Daily, Poll Track, Ad Spotlight, and The Almanac of American Politics. Also provides Congressional markup reports and update reports on key legislation.

NBER Working Papers
Contains the full-text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research. The NBER covers four areas of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals. Many of its publications, including NBER Working Papers, NBER Reporter, and NBER Digest, are available for download.


OECD iLibrary
The online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Includes all OECD books, reports, periodicals and statistical databases. Coverage: 1988 to the present, updated weekly.

Oxford Reference online
Contains the texts of more than 100 reference titles published by Oxford University Press.


PAIS International
Contains citations to periodical articles, books, government documents and research reports in business, finance, government, international relations, banking, environment, health, social sciences, political science, law, and legislations. It is international and multilingual. Coverage: 1915 - present.

Peace Rersearch Abstracts
Covers areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Philosopher's Index
Contains citations to journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews. It covers the major fields of philosophy, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and the philosophy of releted fields such as education, history, law and religion.

Pollling the Nations
Contains polls taken on a variety of subjects all over the world. Each record in the database consists of one poll question and the participants' responses. Records are indexed by subject matter, publication year, general and specific location, and survey method. Other information provided includes: source name and contact information, sample size, and notes on the sample population.

An interdisciplinary database covering more than 2,000 professional, scholarly, trade and general interest periodicals, including full-text for over a thousand titles and indexing/abstracts for the others. The database also covers 27 primary and secondary US newspapers (including a 90-day rolling file of The New York Times), 11 of which are in full-text. ProQuest Direct represents titles found in ABI-INFORM (Global Edition), Periodicals Abstracts (Research II Edition), and Newspaper Abstracts. Coverage: varies ; Updates: Daily

Public Administration Abstracts
Covers essential areas related to public administration, including public administration research, public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.


Directory information on U.S. and Canadian business, health care, and residential listings. Search by company name, geographic area, business type, SIC code, yellow page listing, revenue, location, number of employees or any combination of the above. In addition to address and phone number, each entry includes officer names and titles, corporate affiliation, business type and size of yellow page advertising. Toll-free and fax numbers are given for some companies.


Provides indexing, abstracting of and citation linking to journals in many fields including all the sciences, social sciences, business and medicine.

Sociological Asbtracts
Provides citations from 1963 to the present to journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Social Explorer
Helps to visually analyze and understand the demography of the U.S. through the use of interactive maps and data reports.

Social Theory
offers an extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. It features works by such major theorists as Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Ulrich Beck, Howard Becker, Nancy Chodorow, EĢmile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Erving Goffman, Robert Merton, and Talcott Parsons

SSRN: Social Science Research Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is composed of a number of specialized research networks in the social sciences. Topics covered by networks include accounting, economics, financial economics, legal scholarship, and management (including negotiation and marketing). The SSRN eLibrary consists of abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an electronic paper collection of downloadable full-text documents in PDF format.

State stats
Data from more than 80 different government and non-government sources. Collection of more than 2,000 current and historical data series on popular topics of research interest. Topics including: Agriculture, Crime and Law, Enforcement, Defense, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment and Labor, Geography, Energy, and the Environment, Health and Medicine, Social Welfare, Taxes and Government Finance, Teaching and Education, Transportation.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The online version includes monthly updates to tables, deep searching at the line-item level, powerful facets for narrowing search results, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites.

Statistical Insight
Bibliographical citations to statistical information from the U.S. government, international intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), state governments, and private sources. Some items have links to full-text. Comprised of American Statistics Index (ASI),Index to International Statistics (IIS), and Statistical Reference Index (SRI). Coverage varies, updated monthly.

Sustainability Reference Center
Offers content from more than 800 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, directly dealing with sustainability-related issues.

Sustainability Science Abstracts
Access to reports, books and reviews from standard peer-reviewed scientific journals on sustainable development, human population and demography topics, and conservation and management of natural resources.


Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium: TRAC
Digital Intelligence Repository for everything related to political violence and terrorism analysis.

Thompson One
Thomson ONE Banker provides access to financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information and market data, 1999 to the present. Must be accessed via Internet Explorer. Thomson ONE runs best in IE 7, 8, and 9 -- but not IE 10. This database does not work in Firefox or Safari. Also needs javascript to run.

A comprehensive source of international air and surface (road, rail, and marine) transportation information, 1968 to the present.

A searchable index of over 100 transportation-related data bases across every mode of transportation with many social and demographic data sets that are commonly used in transportation analysis.


UN Comtrade
UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade) contains trade data (imports, exports and re-exports) from countries world-wide. For each country annual data can be retrieved by commodity and trading partner. Commodity is defined by either standard international product codes or international industry codes.

More than 450 statistical time series for countries from around the world covering a wide range of economic and socio-demographic topics. Descriptions of the international sources and definitions used in compiling the data are included.


Vital statistics on American Politics
Provides basic statistical information on American government and politics: elections, Congress, the presidency, the judiciary, media, campaign finances, foreign, social, and economic policy, and a variety of issues related to state and local government.

A discovery platform with a wealth of analytics providing fast and reliable access to unfiltered original source news, media and information direct from nearly 9,500 U.S. Government web locations multiple times daily with new sites being continually added. In addition to an archive of over 9 million U.S. data files, voxgov adds an average of more than 13,000 files daily drawn from U.S. Government newsrooms (including: press releases, speeches, transcripts, stories, columns, etc.), Congressional Record, Federal Register and social media outlets, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.


Web of Knowledge (Citation Index)
Access to thousands of scholarly journals, books, and conferences. Includes also the Journal Citation Reports, a comprehensive tool for Journal Citation and Article Counts; Impact Factor; Immediacy Index; Cited Half-Life; Citing Half-Life; and Source Data Listing,

Women and Social Movements, International: 1840 to present
An archive of published and manuscript primary sources focusing on women's international activism since the mid-nineteenth century.

World Databank (WDI)
WDI Online is a comprehensive database on development data covering 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection of development data includes population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators for more than forty years (1960 to 2000, where data are available).

World News Connection
Summaries and translations into English of newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, periodicals, non-classified technical reports and local media sources from around the world. Specializes in socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. Coverage begins in 1996. For previous dates search the FBIS.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Provides access to citations and abstracts of journal articles appearing in political science journals. Years of Coverage: 1975 to the present.

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